Cook up a career with cheffing jobs in the UK

As a chef you can work in a variety of places including restaurants, hotels, bars, catering companies and guest houses. Chefs oversee the preparation and cooking of food in kitchens. Cheffing jobs can be stressful and demanding, and the hours unsociable, but like any job you get out what you put into it.

Salaries for chefs vary a great deal depending on the type, size and location of the business as well as the chefs reputation. A head chef salary can range from £20,000 to £70,000 per annum whereas a commis chef starts on approximately £12,000.

Online is a good place to start looking for jobs. Chefjobs.co.uk specialises in finding jobs for chefs in the UK. You can search and apply online for jobs. You can upload a CV, receive job email alerts and view employer contact details.

Other sites where chefs can find work include caterer.com and chefsearch.co.uk. These sites have up to date listings of vacancies for chefs in the UK.

Recruitment agencies can take some of the hard work out of finding a job. Some of the more reputable agencies include chefagency.co.uk and rhubarbrecruitment.com. Their job consultants strive to find candidates work to suit their skills and requirements.

Other resources available to jobseekers include newspapers, job centres, company open days and temping agencies. It can also be worth applying directly to businesses you are interested in working for.

Cheffing jobs in the UK can be a job for life, you can become a restaurateur, move into catering or some other food-industry position.


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